The ONE difference between long-lasting resolutions & spectacular failures

Happy first week of 2012! To kick off the new year, I’m spending the week at (in)courage. I’m writing about new year’s resolutions, how to make them work, and if you’re so inclined, how to incorporate them with my latest e-book, One Bite at a Time.

I might be a smidge biased, but I think the e-book is a great tool for crafting a game plan for 2012, and for finding encouragement and tools that will actually workRead more over at (in)courage—here’s a bit from the post:

“This is the main difference between resolutions that work and those that don’t. The ones that stick around for the long haul are enveloped in grace and focus on excellence. The ones doomed to fail are armed with whips and require perfection.

New Year’s resolutions get a bad rep, for good reason—they’re impossible to keep. But I love making goals. There’s something about turning a calendar page to a new year that motivates our conscience. It’s a clean slate. We’re hopeful for the next 12 months.

I say use that to your advantage instead of pooh-poohing New Year’s resolutions’ stereotype. Make those goals. But do so realistically.”

Read the rest, and leave a comment so that you can win one of ten copies of One Bite!

You can go ahead and buy the e-book, if you like—it’s only $5, but I’m giving you a coupon code, making it even cheaper. Enter HAPPYNEWYEAR for $1 off before January 10.

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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